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White House Historical Association Celebrates 60th Anniversary

NEW Events, Publications, Logo and More
By News Team
Published on March 11, 2021

WHHA Logo The WHHA's new logo

First Lady Jaqueline Kennedy First Lady Jaqueline Kennedy admiring Cezanne donation in the White House

First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy founded the White House Historical Association in 1961 to help the White House collect and exhibit the very best artifacts of American history and culture. Over the past 60 years, the Association has changed and grown, expanding their mission to include robust education initiatives and historical resources related to the White House. They celebrate with a new and new publications, events, initiatives, and programming throughout the year.

The Association’s new logo is in the image of the iconic South Facade of the White House as it appeared in 1961, the year the Association was founded. The logo incorporates the typeface Caslon, which was designed by noted engraver and typographer William Caslon I (c. 1692–1766). It was one of the most important typefaces at the time the White House was built and used in the printing of the Declaration of Independence.

The Association will release a special 60th Anniversary edition of its White House History Quarterly and release several NEW books related to the 60th Anniversary, including:

  • White House History Quarterly 60th Issue: "The White House Historical Association at Sixty, 1961-2021"
  • The White House: An Historic Guide 25th Edition
  • An Architect for the White House: James Hoban’s Life, Work, and the Influences of His Native Ireland
  • The signature book for 2021, Designing Camelot: The Kennedy White House Restoration




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